Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors: release date, features, concepts and others

Reports about the possible launch suggest the device could hit the market in spring, equipped with iris scanning.

Samsung’s executive vice president of marketing for the mobile division told Bloomberg that the handset will be released in March or April.

Echoing rumors of a spring launch was a report from Italian freelance journalist Flavio Piccioni who cited a ‘reliable source’ that claimed the S5 will be launched at a March event in London.

The smartphone could benefit from an iris verification system that would ensure a high security level.

The same report by ZDNet Korea stated that the Galaxy 5 might come with a 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution display, which is superior to those available in the current smartphones.

Taiwanese newspaper Digitimes reported that the device will keep its plastic shell despite rumors about a diamond metal treatment technology.

The report added that suppliers haven’t entered a phase of mass production for such a shell.

Also in the category of rumors about the display is a report by Korea Herald who cited “industry sources” that denied speculation about a possible curved screen.

In addition, analysts believe Samsung and Apple are not yet prepared for mass production of flexible displays.

Specs side, the Galaxy S5 could bring a new battery technology, according to PhoneArena.

The smartphone might incorporate a 2900 mAh capacity battery and rapid charging that could take less than two hours.

The new type of lithium battery can store 20% more energy than the batteries of devices currently on the market.

And finally, the S5 has kept designers’ imagination working.

Ivo Maric created a concept of the Galaxy S5 with curved edges and based on Samsung’s recently-awarded patents.